Beyond the First Draft – Setting the Scene (Workshop)
An interactive workshop on how to effectively set a scene in your narrative with prize-winning writer, lecturer and editor, Monique Roffey. Beyond The First Draft is a literary craft series that delves into the details of what a writer must think about and work on when revising and polishing fiction, so it’s ready for showing to an agent or for publication. This second studio session will take an in-depth look at how to dramatise and edit events and scenes in your writing.
Open to both new and experienced writers, participants will review and discuss ‘scenification’: underwriting/ overwriting scenes, types of scene and why all your scenes shouldn’t be the same. Participants will also spend time working on their own drafts, and receive critical feedback on their writing.
Supported by the Ministry of Community Development, Culture & the Arts